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MatchCollection.Count Property

Gets the number of matches.

Namespace:  System.Text.RegularExpressions
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

public int Count { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The number of matches.



Accessing individual members of the MatchCollection object by retrieving the value of the collection's Count property causes the regular expression engine to populate the collection using direct evaluation. ln contrast, calling the GetEnumerator method (or using the foreach statement in C# and the For Each...Next statement in Visual Basic) causes the regular expression engine to populate the collection on an as needed basis using lazy evaluation. Direct evaluation can be a much more expensive method of building the collection than lazy evaluation.

The following example illustrates the use of this property.

// Report the number of matches found.
Console.WriteLine("{0} matches found in:\n   {1}", 

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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